Do I have to name a father on the paperwork at the hospital? (not married) I'm having my baby next month and I'm confused on how to go about things... the babys father has been absent through the entire pregnancy to the point where there is no comunnication at all between us. I think if I put his name on any paperwork or go after child support he's going to do all he can for custody ... I'm nervous and wondering if the state can make me name the father because I have had a medical card through part of my pregnancy... Any help appreciated- thank you.Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 12:12 PM on Sep. 17, 2009 in General Parenting
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Answer by Anonymous at 1:07 PM on Sep. 17, 2009
If he is not in contact with you for X amount of days, you could plead abandonment as far as custody is concerned; you would have to check your state law.
If you are going for child support, you will either have to name the father or claim not to know the father. In some states you cannot put a man on the birth certificate without them signing an affidavit.
The state wants to know the father for child support, because otherwise they are assuming the burden for his child (if you get PA). Your medical care has nothing to do with that as the bio dad is not responsible for your medical care.
Answer by happytexasCM at 1:08 PM on Sep. 17, 2009